One Install Stick with Vista/7/8

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by enricohenkel, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. enricohenkel

    enricohenkel MDL Novice

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    Is it able to make a bootstick with all 6.X-OS
    like this guide
    "Windows x86 and x64 AIO, full instructions"
    with an folder-structur like
    souvx86 - boot.wim and install.wim for vista 32-BIT
    souvx64 - boot.wim and install.wim for vista 64-BIT
    sou7x86 - boot.wim and install.wim for 7 32-BIT
    sou7x64 - boot.wim and install.wim for 7 64-BIT
    sou8x32 - boot.wim and install.wim for 8 32-BIT
    sou8x64 - boot.wim and install.wim for 8 64-BIT
     
  2. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    You can't do Vista, 7, and 8 on one image, believe me, I tried. Unlike In the Windows 7 boot.wim where you insert and merge the licenses into the the main licence folder, Windows 8's boot.wim does not have the licence folder at all. You can merge Windows 7 / Server 2008r2 & Windows 8 / Server 2012 no problem tho as long as you are using the Windows 8 setup files.

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  3. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    Don't waste your time with this "all in 1" bull. Just setup a WinPE key with both x86 & x64 PE and you can run the install from there. EFI install - no problem. Bios install - no problem.
    Install over Lan - no problem. Custom unattend, easy. Make a batch file to create your partitions (if you wish) & run your install.

    ie,
    DiskPart /s %PTH%Files\CreatePartitions-EFI.txt
    \Win8.x64\setup /unattend:%PTH%Files\AutoUnattend_Win8_x64-EFI.xml

    or
    \Win7.x64\setup /unattend:%PTH%Files\AutoUnattend_Win7Pro_x64-BIOS.xml

    Add tools to your PE. I use ghost a lot for imaging. Updating SSD firmware works as well. Use diskpart to wipe your drives, etc ....

    Why do you want Vista on there? Yukko!!!!
     
  4. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    #4 anarchist9027, Sep 20, 2012
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    Everyone on here doesn't has vast knowledge on how to do stuff like that so an AIO is the fastest and easiest way regardless of an EFI or BIOS install. Vista may be desired if you are in the position to do computer repairs. Are you going to upgrade a client to Windows 7 if they had Vista for free? Probably not. Also if the customer doesn't want 7 for whatsoever reason (I cannot think of one), your going to put Vista Back. Especially if the install has to be legal.
     
  5. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    Sorry but creating a WinPE is soooo much simpler than stuffing around with an "all in 1" and there are tons of resources on how to do it. Using grub, patching autorun.dll, merging wims etc, how complicated is that? Which "all in 1" have you seen that has efi support? If your client has a 3TB primary drive then your stuffed. If you get a 1 off vista, just use the dvd. Netbook? Plug in an external usb dvd. Repairing the os, do it through PE...
     
  6. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    You must have never heard of WinToolkit have you? It does everything for you. You merge the multiple install.wim together and that that. No patching, nothing. My AIO images has efi support my friend and my Asus Sabretooth z77 motherboard is the proof in the pudding. As for my image, its over 16 gb and it is all on flash. No disc and as repairing the OS goes, its in boot.wim, AKA Windows Boot Setup.
     
  7. enricohenkel

    enricohenkel MDL Novice

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    I want the repair-options and the clean install with raid controller ( make some mistake if you boot an x86-pe and install an x64 image )
     
  8. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    Nope, new to me. I'll have to check it out once I get a chance.
     
  9. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    If you make the the AIO the right way, 32 and 64 bit setup modes will both be an option. You will be able to install both 32 and 64 bit through the 32 bit install option and repair 64 bit mode through the 64 bit repair mode option and as well as repair the 32 bit through the normal boot options in the boot menu when you first boot setup. As well as the raid controller goes, you will have to integrate them in the the 32 and 64 bit boot.wim's (respectively)
     
  10. ndtemple417

    ndtemple417 MDL Junior Member

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    hey man any pointers on how to make this AIO using the windows 8 cuz im trying to merge murphy78 windows 7 aio and windows 8 that you and him did all into one is thanks for your time